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There’s been some bad FE press coming out of the North. Recently, a university technical college closed its doors, further emphasising the shortcomings of that program rolled out by Michael Gove under the Cameron government. There have been reports of bad governance at several sixth-form schools and colleges in the Manchester. And Ofstead, the sector regulator, has not been kind to others, giving them low grades for quality. The North requires many well-funded and high quality institutions to provide the region with much-needed skilled workers. Particularly these days.

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Well, it looks like the FE sector just can’t have nice things.

 Late in the afternoon on the 18th of May, those of us monitoring TQUK’s social media feeds noticed a couple of posts on Twitter about the new RoATP list. They were small but enough to grab our attention:

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pexels-photo-128299.jpegJeff Stelling has just wrapped and we have closed the transfer window (although we’re always on the lookout for the next big signing). We’ve had some movers and shakers of our very own here at TQUK HQ over the past few weeks. Here’s a rundown of recent upgrades in personnel around the office.

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From May 15 to 21, 2017, TQUK is supporting Learning at Work Week. This is an important campaign for employers and employees around the country to help emphasize the importance of continued, workplace and lifelong learning. As an awarding organization, we believe in the power of learning and that knowledge acquisition contributes positively to society and people’s lives. It is now more important than even to invest in lifelong learning, given the UK's short and medium term future.

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As TQUK continues to expand, we’ve found ourselves occupying some very interesting territory. From our roots in first aid, we’ve grown to offer qualifications in construction, education, health and social care, IT and more. We now offer 300+ qualifications in various sectors. We think that’s pretty cool. And we continue to expand into fascinating new subjects.

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